Carl M. Erman, a prominent medical malpractice defense attorney in the New York metropolitan area, died on Sept. 2, 2014, after a seven-month battle with amyloidosis. Mr. Erman, a resident of New York City and Boca Raton, Fla., was 69 years old.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston, N.J. Mr. Erman received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in 1967 and graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where he received his J.D. in 1971. In 1982, Mr. Erman co-founded Amabile & Erman, P.C., with offices in New York and New Jersey.
He was a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Richmond County Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Defense Association of New York, and the New York Medical Defense Bar Association.
During his more than 40-year legal career, Mr. Erman had tried to verdict over 100 cases in both state and federal courts involving high exposure medical malpractice claims in which he defended the interests of doctors and hospitals.
Aside from his extensive knowledge of medicine, Mr. Erman was known for his pointed cross-examinations of plaintiffs' expert witnesses during trial and his ability to reduce the most complex medical case to its simplest terms which could be easily understood by his juries.
In addition to his law practice, Carl Erman was a man of many and varied interests. From African safaris to the peaks of Machu Pichu and skiing the Alps with his family, he loved to travel. A real New Yorker at heart, he made Manhattan his home and took advantage of all the city had to offer.
A diehard New Jersey Devils fan, his biggest love was for his family and all the special times he shared with them.
Mr. Erman is survived by his wife, Linda; his children, Jonathan, Neal and Wendy; their spouses, Pia, Lisa and Jonathan; six grandchildren, and his brother, Harold. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed.